The internet has reshaped our world, touching lives in myriad ways, and for someone like me, hailing from a small, obscure village, it’s been nothing short of a miracle.
This transformation isn’t just my story; it’s a global tale, especially resonating with those from less affluent corners of the world. Let me take you on a journey to help you grasp the essence of this change.
Decades ago, knowledge was like a treasure, abundant in some places and scarce in others. In wealthier nations, people had the luxury of savoring the freshest fruits of knowledge, as groundbreaking research sprouted in their backyards.
Meanwhile, we in smaller, less affluent locales, would wait years to taste even a morsel.
Our textbooks were relics of the past, while others enjoyed the latest editions. And cutting-edge technologies? They were like distant stars, shining bright, yet unreachable.
Enter the internet, a game-changer! It turned knowledge into a boundless ocean, available to anyone with the thirst to explore. Just three days ago, the waves of information brought news of ChatGPT’s latest features, shared by none other than Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI.
A revelation that, in a bygone era, would have taken an eternity to reach us!
True, the digital divide still exists, and some advancements remain confined to specific shores. But for many, once isolated and yearning for a connection, the internet has been a bridge to a land of endless possibilities. It’s like unlocking the gates to Harvard without leaving your home!
We are the fortunate ones, living in an era our grandparents could only dream of. Their eyes would sparkle with envy, yet they would urge us, with fervent hope, to seize this golden chance.
They battled for the everyday wonders we often overlook – the flick of a switch bringing light, the magic of a mobile phone.
Let’s not let their struggles be in vain. Let’s cherish our gifts and use them to craft a better tomorrow. The internet has leveled the playing fields, empowering the once powerless.
Now, it’s our turn to rise, to learn, to blaze a trail, and to show the world our potential. We are no longer shadows in the dark; we hold the torch of knowledge.
How we illuminate our path in this grand adventure of life, is, ultimately, in our hands.
Ehoneah Obed: Pharmacist, Software Engineer, Health Informatics Student.
Inspiring tech enthusiasts and future healthcare innovators. Sharing insights on software engineering, health informatics, and motivating young minds in technology and healthcare.